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Previous Events

Some of our previous events include:

Vancouver, August 1 2018: “How to Plan for Future Fundraisings” Hosted by Rubicon Venture Capital and Fasken.

Dubai, Feb 10-16 speaking at the World Government Summit upon the invitation of the Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Dubai, Feb 14 Rubicon & Techstars hosting a fireside chat with Andrew Romans in Emirates Towers

Tokyo December 14-15, 2017, Andrew Romans presened his new book in Japanese at the Mizuho Securities Innovation Field 2017.

Tokyo December 13, 2017, Andrew Romans gave a keynote address at the annual technology event for Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) and DBJ Capital.

Los Angeles, October 2, 2017 (afternoon), @General Assembly – Santa Monica, “Los Angeles: Half Day Seminar on Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)”

Los Angeles, October 2, 2017 (evening), @WeWork  – Santa Monica, “Los Angeles: Masters of Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)”

London, June 27, 2017, @Baker Botts “London: Family Offices & Venture Capital” This event is open to everyone in the startup ecosystem including entrepreneurs, angels, VCs, corporates and everyone supporting startups.

London, June 28, 2017, @Baker Botts “London: Half Day Seminar on Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)” This event is designed for family offices, senior execs at corporations thinking of launching a CVC and for investment professionals at existing active CVCs.

Paris, June 29, 2017, @Le Hub Bpifrance, “Paris: Half Day Seminar on Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)” This event is designed for family offices, senior execs at corporations thinking of launching a CVC and for investment professionals at existing active CVCs. Contact us to be invited:

Miami, May 25, 2017 @The LAB Miami “Miami: Half Day Seminar on Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)”

Miami, May 24, 2017, @The LAB Miami “Miami: Masters of Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)

Sao Paolo, Brazil, May 15, 2017, “Brazil: Half Day Seminar on Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)” This event is designed for family offices, senior execs at corporations thinking of launching a CVC and for investment professionals at existing active CVCs.

Sao Paolo, Brazil, May 15, 2017, “An Evening Discussing Corporate Venture Capital & Lessons of Angel Investing from Silicon Valley, NY & London”

Singapore, April 25, 2017, “Singapore: Masters of Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)

Singapore, April 26, 2017, “Singapore: Half Day Seminar on Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)” This event is designed for family offices, senior execs at corporations thinking of launching a CVC and for investment professionals at existing active CVCs.

Boulder, CO, March 20,1017, “Boulder: Masters of Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)”

San Francisco, December 2016 @Residence of the Consul General of France, Rubicon private holiday party with Bpifrance

Warsaw, Poland, November 29, 2016 @K&L Gates; “Warsaw: Masters of Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)”

San Francisco, November 2, 2016, @Galvanize, “SF: Masters of Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)

New York, October 19, 2016 @Latham & Watkins, “NYC : Masters of Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)

London, September 30, 2016 @private house boat, “Rubicon Private LP investor-Portfolio dinner & drinks”

London, September 29, 2016 @Baker Botts, “London: Masters of Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)”

London, September 28, 2016 @TaylorWessing sponsored by Georgetown University, organized by Rubicon Venture Capital, “The Future of Venture Capital: fireside chat with Patrick Magee, Chief Operating Officer, British Business Bank, the largest LP in UK VC funds and Andrew Romans”

London, September 27, 2016 @Baker Botts, “Brexit: Good or Bad for UK & EU Startups & Investors?

New York City, September 14, 2016 @private home, “Annual Private LP-Portfolio Rooftop Rubicon BBQ” – exclusively for Rubicon portfolio founders, LPs & Venture Partners

Palo Alto, August 25, 2016 @private home, “Annual Private LP-Portfolio Rubicon BBQ” – exclusively for Rubicon portfolio founders, LPs & Venture Partners

San Francisco, CA, May 24th, 2016 @ Sheppard Mullin, Panel “Alternative Liquidity Paths for Founders & Early Investors”

New York, NY, May 17th, 2016 @ Dentons, Panel, “Alternative Liquidity Paths for Founders & Early Investors”

Menlo Park, November 18, 2015, VC Panel, “When Tech Disrupts Real Estate” 

New York, October 13, 2015, VC Panel, “When Tech Disrupts Real Estate”

London, September 2015, VC Panel, “Blurred Lines in VC”

San Francisco, June 2015, VC Panel, “Big in Japan:  The Intersection of Japanese VC and US Tech”

New York, May 2015, VC Panel, “Blurred lines in VC”

Austin, March 2014, VC Panel and M&A Panel, SXSW

San Francisco, November 2014, VC Panel, Startup Pitches and Networking hosted by Rubicon

Moscow, October 2014, @ Moscow State University, Keynote speaker, book tour

New York, September 2014, @ Goodwin Proctor, Rubicon event

Silicon Valley, August 2014, @ home of VMware executive investor / venture partner, Rubicon private LP – portfolio BBQ event

San Francisco, June 2014, @ W Hotel: VC panel, bitcoin panel & book tour

Stockholm, June 2014, @ SUP46, The Future of Raising Angel & Venture Capital Funding, book tour

Stockholm, June 2014, @ DLA Nordic, The Future of Angel & Venture Capital Investing

London, June 2014,  @ TaylorWessing, The Future of Angel & Venture Capital Investing

London, June 2014, @ Startupbootcamp FinTech, The Future of Raising Angel & Venture Capital Funding, book tour

New York, May 2014, @ Orrick, Series A – How, Why, When and Topping Off

Boston, April 2014, @ Harvard University, keynote & book tour

Boston, April 2014, @ Choate law firm, book tour event

Austin, TX, March 2014, SXSW @ The Capital Factory: Startup Challenge event with VC panel

Austin, TX, March 2014, SXSW @ DLA Piper, Fireside Chat with Dave McLure of 500startups & startup pitches

Gothenburg, Sweden, March 2014, @ Swedish VC Tech Forum, Romans keynote

San Francisco, January 2014 @ WSGR: Startup pitches & VC Panel J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

Chicago, December 2013, @ 1871: VC panel & book tour

Austin, December 2013, @ DLA: VC panel & book tour

San Francisco, November 2013 @ Orrick: Startup pitches & VC Fireside Chat with Tony Conrad founder of True Ventures ($800m VC) & founder

Silicon Valley, November 2013 @ Orrick: Startup pitches & VC Fireside Chat with Jon Kraft founding CEO of Pandora Internet Radio

Los Angels, October 2013, @ Cross Campus: VC panel & book tour

San Diego, October 2013, @ Jones Day: VC panel & book tour

Silicon Valley, October 2013, @ Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) Author Series Event: VC panel & book tour

Washington DC, September 2013 @ 1776: Startup pitches & VC panel

New York, September 2013 @ Goodwin Proctor: Startup pitches & VC panel

New York, July 2013 @ Dream Downtown: GA (Rubicon) & New York Angels Summer Party

San Francisco, June 2013, @ RocketSpace: Startup pitches & VC panel

Silicon Valley, June 2013, @ Orrick: Startup pitches & VC panel

New York, March 2013, @ Duane Morris: Fireside chat with Chairman of New York Angels & Startup pitches

Featured Panelists

Some of our previous panelists include:

(Note: many job titles and companies have changed since our events)

Ajay Kapoor, Corporate Innovation, P&G

Alastair Breward, Chief Operating Officer, Amadeus Capital

Alden Mahabir, Manager, Verizon Ventures

Alex Kayyal, Europe Head, Salesforce Ventures

Alex Niehenke, Scale Venture Partners

Allan Marchington, Apposite Capital

Amir Malayery, Vice President – Industry

Andrew Montgomery, Partner, Mesa+

Anil Hansjee, Head of Corporate Development – Europe, Paypal, formerly Head of Corp Dev EMEA, Google

Arve Johan Andresen, Northzone

Atish Davda, Founder & CEO – EquityZen

Ben Black, co-Founder & Managing Director – Akkadian Ventures

Bernard Daugeras, Auriga Partners

Berthold Hackl, invendo medical

Brad Holden, Tomorrow Ventures

Brad Svrluga, General Partner, Primary Venture Partners

Brad Svrluga, High Peaks Venture Partners

Bret Maxwell, Managing General Partner, MK Capital

Brian Cohen, chairman of New York Angels, cofounder of New York Venture Partners

Bryan Stolle, General Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures

Carmen Yuen, Senior Executive Director – Vertex Ventures

Charles Rim, Corporate Development Google Asia

Charlie O’Donnell, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures

Chris Girgenti, Managing Partner, Pritzker Group Venture Capital (previously New World)

Chris Morton, Balderton Capital

Chris Saxman, Managing Director, Rockies Venture Fund

Christina Bechhold, Strategic Investments, Global Innovation Center, Samsung Ryan Feit, CEO – SeedInvest

Christina Ku, Director, NTT Docomo Innovations, ex-cofounder, Vodafone Incubation & Ventures, ex-Intel Capital

Chua Boon Ping, CEO – SPH Media Fund

Clelia Peters, Co-Founder, MetaProp RE-Tech Accelerator

Damien Lane, Managing Director, Episode1

Dave McClure, Founder, 500Startups

Dave Sobota, Senior Director, Corporate Development, Google

Dave Ng, Principal – B Capital Group

David Ambrose, Managing Director, Steadfast Venture Capital

David Blumberg, Managing Partner, Blumberg Capital

David Coats, Managing Director, Correlation Ventures

David Cohen, Founder & CEO of Techstars

David McGlashan, Head of Research – Cygnet Capital

David Sonnek, Group Head, SEB Venture Capital

Dayna Grayson, Partner New Enterprise Associates (NEA)

Denis Champenois, Innovacom

Denny Otsuga, President and CEO, FVC Americas

Diana Saraceni, 360° Capital Partners

Dominic Endicott, General Partner Nauta Capital

Dr. Geeta Gupta, Family Office Investment Advisor

Edward van Wezel, Managing Partner, BioGeneration Ventures

Eliot Durbin, General Partner, Boldstart Ventures

Eric Garcia, Founder, Harvest Growth Capital, formerly with Austin Ventures

Ervin Lim, Senior Manager – C31 Ventures

Etienne Pollard, Good Energies AG

Francois Tison, 360 Capital Partners

Fredrik Cassel, General Partner, Creandum

Fredrik Tilander, head of BACKSTAGE Invest AB & investor in True Global Ventures

Gary Golding, General Partner Edison Venture

Gary Johnson, Corporate Development, Facebook

Gary Stewart, Director at Wayra UK (a Telefónica Initiative)

George Middlemas, General Partner, Apex Venture Partners

Glen Schwaber, Israel Cleantech Ventures

Grégoire Aladjidi, Demeter Partners

Gregory Carson, Venture Partner, Industry Ventures

Guillaume Lautour, Managing Partner at Level-Up, formerly with ID Invest (AGF Private Equity)

Gus Warren, Managing Director of Investments, Samsung Global Innovation Center

Haakon Overli, General Partner – Dawn Capital

Hans Otterling, General Partner, Northzone

Hillel Milo, AquAgro Fund, L.P.

Howard Leonhardt, Founder & Executive Chairman, Leonhardt Ventures & The California Stock Xchange

Hussein Kanji, Partner, Hoxton Ventures

Ian Crosbie, Jefferies International Limited

Isabelle De Cremoux, Seventure

Skyler Fernandes, Managing Director, Simon Ventures

Jack Leeney, US Head of Investing, Telefónica Ventures

Jack Young, Head of Venture Capital, Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, ex-Managing Director, North America, Qualcomm Ventures

Jacob Bratting Pedersen, NorthCap Partners

James Hook, Climate Change Capital

James McNaught-Davis, WHEB Ventures

Jamie McGurk, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Jarkko Penttilä, Eqvitec Partners

Jeff Lee, Principal, DCM Ventures

Jeff Parkinson, Partner, KEC Ventures

Jerry Ennis, Smart Anchor Ventures

Jim Andelman, General Partner, Rincon Venture Partners

Jim Meyerle, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Founders Factory

Jon Kraft, founding CEO Pandora, co-founder at stealth company

Jon Moulton, founder Better Capital & Alchemy Partners

Jonathan Ebinger, BlueRun Ventures

Jörg “George” Sperling, WHEB Partners

Jörgen Bladh, Northzone Ventures

Karl Naegler, GIMV (ex-Ventech)

Katheleen Utecht, Comcast Ventures

Katherine Barr, Founding Partner at Wildcat Venture Partners, former General Partner, Mohr Davidow

Katie Rae, Managing Director Techstars Boston, & founder, Project 11

Katie Stitch, Managing Director – W Capital Partners

Kerstin Cooley, CEO, MOOR Capital

Kirill Androsov, Managing Director, Altera Capital, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Aeroflot

Kim Kamdar, Partner, Domain Ventures

Kiran Hebbar, General Partner Valhalla Partners

Krishna Srinivasan, General Partner, LiveOak Venture Partners

Laurence Hayward, cofounder, Cornerstone Angels, cofounder, Independence Equity & VentureLab

Leo de Luna, Managing Director, Microsoft Ventures

Lou Kerner, Founder, The Social Internet Fund

Louis Marchetti, Director of Business Development, Vista Equity Partners

Ludovic Copéré, Senior Manager, Growth Ventures & Innovation, Sony Corporation of America

Luis Valdich, Managing Director – Citi Ventures, Venture Capital group (New York & London)

Marc Michel, Metaphormic VC

Mario Aquino, Managing Partner – McKinsey Ventures

Mark Boggett, Managing Partner, Seraphim Capital

Martin Weber, Holtzbrinck Ventures

Martyn Holman, Partner – Forward Partners

Masashi Kiyomime, Investment Director, Mitsui Global Investment

Masatoshi Ueno, Senior Investment Manager, Asahi Glass

Matt Gorin, Contour Venture Partners

Matthias Grychta, Neuhaus Partners

Matus Maar, Cofounder & Partner – Talis Capital

Mauro Pretolani, cofounder & partner, TLcom

Micah Rosenbloom, Venture Partner, Founder Collective

Mike Walsh, Structure Capital

Mitch Kitamura, Managing Director , Draper Nexus

Mohanjit Jolly, Managing Director, DFJ

Moriyoshi Matsumoto, Chairman & Managing Partner, WM Partners, Venture Partner, Rubicon Venture Capital, former CEO & Chairman Japan Asia Investment Co., Ltd, (JAIC)

Naoko Okumoto, Partner, WiL LLC

Nathaniel Becker Chase, Managing Director – Yet2Ventures

Nic Brisbourne, Managing Partner, Forward Partners

Ophelia Brown, Investor, Index Ventures

Nick Brito, Fidelity Growth Partners Europe

Nikhil Kalghatgi, Vast Ventures

Niko von Huetz, Managing Director – Saints Capital

Nils Granath, Swisscom Ventures

Nissim Darvish, OrbiMed Israel (ex-Pitango Venture Capital)

Olivier Litzka, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners

Ophir Reshef, Bessemer Venture Partners

Pat Noonan, Senior Associate, Austin Ventures

Patrick Chung, Partner, NEA

Patrick Magee, Chief Operating Officer, British Business Bank, the largest investor in British VC funds

Patrick Sheehan, cofounder & General Partner, Environmental Technologies Fund

Nektarios Liolios, Managing Director, Startupbootcamp FinTech

Paul Bricault, Venture Partner, Greycroft Partners

Paul Fisher, Advent Ventures


Per Roman, cofounder & Managing Partner, GP Bullhound

Per von Zelowitz, Nordic Venture Partners

Peter Nieh, General Partner, Lightspeed

Pitch Johnson, Founder, Asset Management & Draper Johnson

Richard Brekka, Co-Founder & Managing Partner – Second Alpha Partners

Richard Muirhead, General Partner, Open Ocean

Richard Simoni, Partner, Asset Management Ventures

Rick Grinnell, Partner Fairhaven Capital

Roel Bulthuis, Founder & Head, Merck Ventures

Rogan Angelini-Hurll, Founding Partner, PROfounders Capital

Ryan Pollock, Managing Director, Iron Gate Capital

Sanjit Dang, Investment Director, Intel Capital

Scott Birnbaum, General Partner, Red Sea Ventures

Sean Seton-Rogers, General Partner PROfounders

Sergio Levi, Spark Ventures

Seth Levine, Managing Director, Foundry Group

Shai Goldman, 500Startups

Shalin Sheth, Second Century Ventures

Simon Davidson, Partner In-Q-Tel

Simon Murdoch, Managing Director, Episode1 Ventures

Staffan Helgesson, General Partner, Creandum

Sten Verland, Sunstone Capital

Steve Goldberg, Partner, Venrock

Stuart Collinson, Partner, Forward Ventures

Suresh Madhavan, Strategy, Investment and Corporate Development Professional at Verizon Ventures

Susanne Greenfield, Director – Corporate Development, Priceline Group

Sven Weber, President SharesPost 100 Fund – SharesPost

Terry Moore, Moore Venture Partners

Thorsten Claus, Next World Capital

Tim Devane, Principal, NextView Ventures

Tim Dick, General Partner, Startup Capital Ventures

Tim Draper, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)

Tom Sperry, Rogue Venture Partners

Tony Conrad, General Partner, True Ventures

Toshiya Otani, Managing Director, TransLink Capital

Travis Skelly, Senior Vice President, Citi Ventures

Vibhor Rastogi, Intel Capital

Victoria Cheng, Senior Vice President, Venture Investing, Citi Ventures

Villi Iltchev, Partner, August Capital & former co-founder of Salesforce Ventures

Vitaly Golomb, Investor & Global Startup Evangelist, HP Tech Ventures

Wendy Johnson, CEO Aries Pharmaceuticals and Venture Partner, ProQuest Investments

Weston Gaddy, Bain Capital Ventures

Will Peng, Red Swan Ventures

William Kilmer, Former Head of Intel Capital EMEA, currently Operating Partner, Mercato Partners, author of the foreword to Masters of Corporate Venture Capital

Yaron Kniajer, Managing Director, Rhodium

Yoji Kawaguchi, Managing Director, ZenShin Capital

Yossi Sela, Gemini Israel Venture Funds

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